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The wuxia storyverse of Peter Shiao

The wuxia storyverse of Peter Shiao

Update: 2020-10-29
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This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with the Los Angeles–based film producer Peter Shiao about his vision of bringing wuxia 武侠 — a genre that tells stories of chivalrous martial artists with supernatural abilities — to global audiences through comics, graphic novels, and films. The son of renowned martial arts novelist Shiao Yi (蕭逸 Xiāo Yì), who passed away in 2018, Peter wants to create a wuxia storyverse that will be to Chinese martial arts literature what the Marvel Comics Universe has been to the superhero genre. Read more about Peter’s Immortal Studios at https://www.immortal-studios.com/.

8:34 : Bringing wuxia to mainstream audiences

12:27 : Wuxia as a contribution to global pop culture

18:11 : Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen 

28:30 : Regional differences in wuxia writing and appeal

Recommendations:

Peter: Visit Immortal Studios’ website here, and consider supporting the studio.

Kaiser: The 1997 TV miniseries Ivanhoe, featuring the late, great Christopher Lee, who plays the head of the Knights Templar.

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The wuxia storyverse of Peter Shiao

The wuxia storyverse of Peter Shiao